Q & A

Is the contest available for a single person only?

Yes, a team can be formed by just one person.

About the prize, does entire team members receive a one year scholarship or the scholarship is for only one person? And if it's only for one person could it's value be divided to partial scholarships for the team members or not?

The scholarship is for only one person, and yes can be divided if there is more than one that want to do it.

If I win, can I get the cash prize and in exchange of joining the Master programme receive the value of the Master in cash?

Winners cannot exchange joining the Master for its monetary value. They will have to either join the programme or forfeit that part of their prize. If they choose to not join the Master they will still be awarded the cash prize.

Could be possible to register the same team twice with two different proposals?

Yes, but you must do it with two different group leaders. There has to be one team leader per Project.

I am still a student at a university. Can I apply?

Yes, you can. In case of being awarded, the participation in the master program is conditioned by having the necessary requirements

Since we just graduated and are currently unemployed, we don't have the name of the university or the office to list in the registration sheet, what should we write in that space?

Either leave the box empty or write the name of your former University.

Regarding the MAEBB programme does the scholarship include the accommodation fee for the Valldaura campus?

MAEBB scholarship includes the full academic tuition fee, but not the room and full board. This value is defined on the MAEBB application page.

Is it necessary to apply for a master programme before or do you get your spot in the programme depends if you win later on?

You will get your spot in the programme if you are awarded.

I am an IAAC alumni, am I allowed to enter this competition?

Yes, you are allowed to participate in the contest.

Is it possible for me to apply if I am an undergraduate student? If so should I put only my bachelors degree in the scanned copy of my diploma?

Yes, it’s possible for you to apply while still being an undergraduate student. The scanned copy of your bachelors degree is fine.

The question is about the proposal: the proposal should be uploaded to the IAAC platform? Or there is an email to send it to.

The proposal must be uploaded to the contest’s web platform.

Does the participant have to apply to one of the master program before participating, or if the participant wins one of the prizes then he/she is automatically accepted in his/hers master program of choice?

You don’t need to apply before. In case of being awarded you will get your scholarship according to your choice. It is necessary to fulfill the necessary academic requirements, which means being a graduated student.

I would like to find out if the competition is for Masters Students and Graduates only or anyone in the architectural industry can join?

Anyone can join the competition. In case of being the winner, a scholarship will be given in order to take a master program at IAAC. To be able to do the master it is necessary to fullfill the necessary academic requirements, which means being a graduate.

I'm going to participate in the contest, right now I'm a student and I just miss my Thesis which I want to complete in this semester or maybe until September. In case of a win, is there any problem with the Master if I'm still working on my thesis?

The master programs at IAAC are full time and you need to be based in Barcelona. If you want to work in your thesis during your free time is your choice.

Can I submit a work that I also plan to submit in another contest?

Before being announced, the projects proposed as winners will be reviewed to check that they have not been awarded in other competitions.

About the project can we or have to identify an area for the project?

Both options are possible: a specific area or a generic site.

I wanna ask if a team of two is allowed to join the competition?


Does it help adding our personal academic and professional background to the context of the project?

Jury will not evaluate personal backgrounds.

Is it allowed to register a project that was previously published in another competition or done as a school project?

Submitting a school project could be ok, but not projects that have been published before. In any case we prefer new projects.